Obituaries

Mildred E. Timmerman

Mildred E. Timmerman of Ripley, NY, died on February 6, 2018 at Absolut Care in Westfield, NY, following a brief illness. She was born in Lockport, NY, on December 1, 1927, to the late Floyd and Esther Falls. Mildred was 90 years old at the time of her death. Mildred was a loving and devoted ...

Donald P. Bloss

Donald P. Bloss, age 59, of Brocton, N.Y. died Wednesday February 7, 2018 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie, Pa. Donald was born March 4, 1958 in Westfield, N.Y. to Harold and Grace (Brown) Bloss. He enjoyed collecting model trains and trucks and he was an avid Los Angeles Rams fan. Donald is ...

Margaret Smart Sidey

Margaret Smart Sidey (the only "smart" Sidey, as she loved to joke) went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 7th. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 4th, 1928 to Harold and Margaret Shields Smart. She was a kindergarten teacher before marrying James Sidey on ...

James T. Nichols

James T. Nichols, 68 of Dunkirk passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his residence. Jim was born in Dunkirk on March 31, 1949. A 1967 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty, Jim continued his education at Gannon University in Erie. After graduating he ...

Kenneth Martin “Marty” Hardenburg

MAYVILLE — Kenneth Martin "Marty" Hardenburg, 74, of Mayville, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie, PA. He was born July 30, 1943 in Jamestown, NY, the son of the late Kenneth and Kathryn Peck Hardenburg. A lifelong resident of the village of Mayville, ...

Karen A. Lamoreaux

Karen A. Lamoreaux, 63, of Dunkirk, died unexpectedly, Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018, At home. She was born December 16, 1954, in Dunkirk, daughter of Casimir and Irene (Zebrasky) Kuziora of Dunkirk. A retired employee of Dunkirk Public Schools, where she worked as Head Cook at the ...

Margaret S. Sidey

Margaret S. Sidey, age 90, formerly of Dunkirk, N.Y., died Thursday February 7, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. Calls may be made Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y., where funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the ...

Donald Bloss

Donald Bloss, age 59, of Brocton, N.Y., died Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie, Pa. A complete obituary will be published in Saturday's OBSERVER. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

James T. Nichols

James T. Nichols, 68 of Dunkirk passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his residence. Jim was born in Dunkirk on March 31, 1949. A 1967 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty, Jim continued his education at Gannon University in Erie. After graduating he ...

Arthur P. Saxton

Arthur P. Saxton, 75, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly in Lake Wales, FL, Feb. 2, 2018. Husband of Sonja Saxton; father of Michelle (Joe) Battaglia, Todd, David (Jackie Wolff), Michael and Melissa (Mel Tileston) Saxton; step-father of Charles Chase and Taryn (Tim) Jackson. Funeral service ...

Margaret S. Sidey

Margaret S. Sidey, age 90, formerly of Dunkirk, N.Y., died Thursday February 7, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.

Karen A. Lamoreaux

Karen A. Lamoreaux, 63, of Dunkirk, died unexpectedly at home on February 7, 2018. Friends and relatives may call Friday, February 9, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home, 56 E. Doughty St., Dunkirk, from where funeral services will be held Friday at 6 p.m. A complete ...

Mildred Timmerman

Mildred Timmerman passed away February 7, 2018 at Absolut Care of Westfield, at the age of 90. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Mathews Funeral Home, 104 West Main St., Ripley at a later date. Director Michael R. Fantauzzi.

Jared Babcock

Jared Babcock, 25, born September 15, 1992, passed away February 3, 2018 at home in Newark, Delaware. Jared, a graduate of Silver Creek Central School attended Jamestown Community College, and was an 82nd Airborne Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army. SPC Babcock excelled in the military ...

Thomas E. Kozlowski

Thomas E. Kozlowski, 88 years old of Brocton, New York passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday morning, February 4, 2018. Tom was born in Dunkirk, New York on April 21, 1929 and was the son of the late Edward and Theresa Marczynski Kozlowski. He lived in this area his entire life. He ...

Frances Crino Granata

Frances Crino Granata, age 87, passed away Sunday morning, February 4, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Frances was a lifelong resident of Dunkirk, NY and was a graduate of Dunkirk High School class of 1947. Frances was one of seven wonderful children born to Dominic and Grace (Ricotta) ...

Lois May Nickerson

Lois May Nickerson, 76 years old of Fredonia, New York passed away late Monday afternoon February 5, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, New York after a brief illness. She was born in Ripley New York on February 4, 1942 to the late Harold and Julia Lewis Leamer. She had lived in this ...

Marvin W. Snyder

IRVING — Marvin W. Snyder, 79, of Versailles Road, Irving, died Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a short illness. He was born in the Town of Hanover, on August 3, 1938, the son of Joyce (Kramer) Snyder, of Dunkirk and the late Clifford Snyder. ...

Joanna Ruth Burnside

Joanna Ruth Burnside, 92 years old of Portland, New York passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania early Tuesday morning with her family at her side. She was born in Steuben, Pennsylvania on April 27, 1925 to the late William and Bessie Stedman Ringer. ...

Josephine Leone “Jay” Ortolano

Josephine Leone “Jay” Ortolano, 89, of Silver Creek, NY passed away Saturday morning at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, NY. She was born on January 6, 1929 in Angola, NY, the daughter of the late James and Lena (Gerace) Leone. On November 6, 1949, she ...